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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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KOHA2 Higher Education Systems - Steering and Coordination Mechanisms 7 ECTS
Organised by
Administrative Science, Higher Education Managem.
Person in charge
Preceding studies

Learning outcomes

Acquainting the students with theories and viewpoints explaining the operation and steering of higher education systems.


Introduction into comparative research of higher education systems.
Theories of higher education steering - steering by government, the market, and by academic profession.
The international dimension of higher education policy and steering.
The Finnish system of higher education administration and steering in an international frame of reference.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 12 h 0 h
Seminar 6 h 0 h

Each student shall write an essay on the basis of the lectures and the literature.

Teaching language


Modes of study


Numeric 1-5.

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn

Study materials

1) Clark, B.R., The Higher Education System: Academic Organization in Cross-National Perspective. University of California Press 1983.

2) Becher, T. & Trowler, P.R., Academic Tribes and Territories: intellectual Enquiry and the Cultures of Discipline. SHRE & Open University Press 2001.

3)  A collection of articles to be announced later.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Management
Module I: Higher Education Administration (Administrative Science, Higher Education Managem.)
School of Management
Study Programme in Administration and Management of Higher Education (KOHA) (Administrative Science, Higher Education Managem.)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Management